Many people do not get the chance to take a long vacation. We really have to sometimes be creative and think outside the box when it comes to vacations. This past weekend we were invited by our neighbors to go camping in Santa Barbara at Refugio State Beach. We went with a new tent and sleeping bags in tow. The kids just love the beach so they were thrilled to have this opportunity. I was glad because we could take a step back and get to know each other again after our long school year. It was amazing to Kayak with the kids, watch wild dolphins up close and talk about nature and life. Things that usually go unnoticed usually are appreciated when your mind is clear - Watching the sea anemones when the tide was low and having smores by the camp fire while enjoying the stars with waves crashing in the back ground. The sight and smell of the ocean was beyond words.